Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apothecary Jar

Last year, my daughter and I discovered this great store called Scrap. Why is Scrap so great, well for one it encourages everyone to reuse things that might normally be thrown away. Secondly, the prices are a steal and third, I can go in there with my daughter who love to just sit down and create, give her a couple of bucks and she can get a whole bag of things to create with and be set for hours, even days of creativity. If you are in or around Portland, give scrap a try, I think you will be surprised at just how great it is.

The last time we went in to the store they had lots of great stuff, we got loads of bottle caps to make bottle cap magnets with, fabric scraps to teach little miss K a thing or two about sewing and they had a shelf full of these plain glass jars that were 4 for $1.00 so I picked up four and thought I'll figure out something to do with them.

Borrowing some inspiration from the girls at Shanty 2 Chic, I made an apothecary jar. Now all I need to do is find some shorter candle sticks so that I can make a set of these beauties. As you can see I used my "em-agination" and fancied up the jar just a little bit, using my favorite crafty tool, the silhouette craft cutter to cut out the leaf pattern using self adhesive vinyl. I then used the negative image of the design as my stencil for the glass etching, giving the jar the frosted appearance. Other than that, I pretty much followed what the girls over at Shanty 2 Chic did when creating their jars. So pleased with the results, thanks for the inspiration Shanty girls!!


  1. Very pretty! I love the idea of "Scrap".

  2. Hey--I'm near Portland! I have to go check out that store sometime!